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Jazzonata: Bringing the jazz tune into full sonata form
by Martin, Robert Charles, M.M., The William Paterson University of New Jersey, 2010, 54; 1479518
Abstract (Summary)

The form with which a jazz tune is typically played in a small ensemble bears a resemblance to classical sonata form. Both forms start by introducing melodic themes, have a section dedicated to melodic development, and conclude by restating the original themes. Sonata form, however, has some additional elements that aid in the creation of a melodically cohesive work while maintaining harmonic interest. Although some works have been composed that combine the idea of a sonata with jazz, many of them do not use sonata form while retaining a jazz style. In Jazzonata: Bringing the Jazz Tune into Full Sonata Form a new jazz composition is presented that uses sonata form. Other “Jazz Sonatas”, as well as sonatas written by jazz artists, that are published in the form of a score are examined and compared in terms of form and style.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Kresky, Jeffrey
Commitee: Demsey, David, Newman, Timothy U.
School: The William Paterson University of New Jersey
Department: Music
School Location: United States -- New Jersey
Source: MAI 49/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Music
Keywords: Classical form, Jazz, Jazz tune, Jazzonata, Sonata, Sonata form
Publication Number: 1479518
ISBN: 978-1-124-14243-2
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